Frank first for boys
Liberty junior Cole Frank was crowned the EPC boys cross country champion after finishing his race with a time of 16:08 at the EPC Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at DeSales University.
“It was a good feeling,” said Frank. “I was happy for a bit, but now I’m focused on districts.”
Frank’s biggest competition came from Easton’s Marco Cardone of whom Frank was well aware for all 16 minutes.
“Cardone was really strong. He was really pushing me the whole race,” Frank said.
Cardone placed second with a time of 16:19.
Frank said he approached the race much like he did the Centaur Invitational last month.
“I held up through the uphills and pushed it on the downhills,” he said.
At that point, Frank took a lead by two or three seconds.
“I used the hills to my advantage and ran hard up them,” said Frank. “My plan during the race was the plan my coaches gave me. It executed perfectly.”
Freedom’s Alex Heidemann and Alex Hume also medaled in the boys’ race.
Heidemann placed sixth with a time of 17:05 and Hume was ninth with a time of 17:07.
The District XI Cross Country Championships are scheduled for this Wednesday at DeSales University.